Please avail of the following resources the make the most of your 100 Hours of Astronomy event!

Applications and Web Tools


Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Available for download on Windows, Mac and Linux systems.



The sky guide applications are for amateurs and professionals alike - simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more!

Visual Media

Perhaps the weather on the day of your scheduled event doesn't cooperate - here are some visual media resources you can use to educate and inspire the guests of your event (back-up materials!)

Astronomy TED Talks

Browse a wide range of talks offered by the TED Talks programme to show at your event. This website also includes transcripts for other languages.


   Crash Course Astronomy

    National Geographic: Outer Space

   European Space Agency's Paxi for Kids (14 languages)


Education Materials



We encourage you to explore and avail of the endless activities provided on the IAU AstroEDU website. This is a platform for peer-reviewed, open-access astronomy education activities. Here you can search for education resources and activities for specific astronomy topics or browse one of the 13 activities collections. IAU astroEDU activities are available for all ages and levels. There is also a collection of tactile astronomy activities, that use cheap or household items to create a tactile hands-on experience for visually impaired students and their non-visually impaired peers.

Universe Awareness (UNAWE): Educational Materials and Activities aimed at children aged 4 to 10 years to educate about the scientific and cultural aspects of astronomy.

ESERO: European Space Education Resource Office, with dedicated resource pages in multiple languages and for various European countries, supporting primary and secondary education.

ESO Education Material: The European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory.

ESA Kids: European Space Agency's kids page.

NASA Education Resources